We may feel the pressure, stress, and pain of troubles. It’s ever presence always beating on us and reminding us without peace. However, this verse has hope. It’s the hope we receive that all is not lost. It is hope that our loving God knows us by name, sees what we are going through and rescues us. When finances are tight, arguments occur often, or there’s a lack of peace, do not let yourself be driven to despair. God is our hope!
We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair.
~ 2 Corinthians 4:8 [NLT]